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Starbound Patch "Hopefully" Wipes Out Wipes

There's a Changelog for v. Furious Koala on the Starbound website showing that the promised new patch is now available, and confirming previous indications that they don't intend on having any more character wipes going forward. Here's the first line of the change list: "Absolutely massive changes to disk serialization (sorry reversers), which will allow us to never need to wipe players or ships again, and hopefully never need to wipe worlds again." Thanks Jeff.

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4. Re: Starbound Patch Jan 27, 2014, 18:14 Parias
 
They called all this stuff out way in advance as well:

http://playstarbound.com/how-the-beta-is-going-to-work/

The beta will come in 3 main stages.



stage1

Progenitor

Stage 1 will be move at a breakneck speed. This will be the buggiest and busiest stage of the beta. A bunch of unfinished features will be disabled whilst we finish them up. Updates will come thick and fast, sometimes as often as multiple updates a day.

If you choose to take part during stage 1 you should expect bugs, lots of balance changes, you shouldn’t get too attached to your character or universe as we may make changes that require you to start from scratch. You should expect the game to be broken at points as we make sweeping changes but you’ll get to enjoy exciting new content added constantly. The engine won’t optimized during this stage of the beta so performance could be poor on some low end machines.

You’ll get to see a bunch of ‘behind the scenes’ content at this stage and provide feedback during this crucial period.

DO take part in this stage if:

- You enjoy testing buggy and unfinished code

- You enjoy providing feedback

- You want to leave your mark on the game

- You just can’t wait any longer

DO NOT take part in this stage if:

- Bugs infuriate you

- You don’t like spoilers

- You can’t stand losing your save

- You want the full Starbound ‘experience’ the first time you play.



stage2

Automaton

Stage 2 will be largely feature complete. You’ll still find the odd bug but they’re unlikely to be game breaking and the chance of you losing your character or save is minimal. The main quest line won’t be in yet but the sandbox experience will be near complete. All sectors of the galaxy will be available including sector X (End game content). Much of the focus in this stage will be on bug fixing, optimization and balance.

DO take part in this stage if:

- You enjoy reporting bugs/bughunting

- You have a low spec computer and want to make sure the game is optimized for it

- You want a complete sandbox experience

- You tried to wait a bit longer but failed

DO NOT take part in this stage if:

- You want to play through the main quest line

- You want to be a Novakid



stage3

Bio-organic

Stage 3 is largely about prepping for v1.0, this means finishing up the main quest line and implementing the post beta content. i.e. the Novakids, fossils. By the time stage 3 is complete Starbound should be ready to launch as a finished game. Worry not however, we plan to keep adding new content for at least a year after release, perhaps a lot longer.

DO take part in this stage if:

- You want to give feedback on what will become the finished game

DO NOT take part in this stage if:

- You’d rather wait a litttttle bit longer and play the polished final version

- You’re still busy playing Pokémon X/Y
 
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3. Re: Starbound Patch Jan 27, 2014, 18:02 Linksil
 
Well they did this patch and gave us a nice heads up before it was happening so that it wouldn't need wipes in the future. I think most of the basics are in there and the list of stuff they want to add is almost like an expansion pack listing. One of the better ways to do early access vs random updates or lack there of.  
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2. Re: Starbound Patch Jan 27, 2014, 16:15 xXBatmanXx
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 27, 2014, 15:35:
Early access game, where patch formats can still change. It's still late-alpha/beta quality and if you don't expect things to earth-shatteringly change you shouldn't buy it this early.

It is NOTHING like the Day Z scam.

25+ hours into Starbound, wipe doesn't really matter in this case. Game is playable and they are very open on what they are doing, did, what is coming, etc.

http://starbounder.org/Version_History

It has been close to the final product for a long time.
 
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1. Re: Starbound Patch Jan 27, 2014, 15:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Early access game, where patch formats can still change. It's still late-alpha/beta quality and if you don't expect things to earth-shatteringly change you shouldn't buy it this early.  
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